Career Clusters

The National Career Clusters® Framework serves as an organizing tool for Career Technical Education (CTE) programs, curriculum design, and instruction. There are 16 Career Clusters in the National Career Clusters Framework, representing 79 Career Pathways to help learners navigate their way to greater success in college and career. The framework also functions as a useful guide in developing programs of study bridging secondary and postsecondary systems and for creating individual student plans of study for a complete range of career options. As such, it helps learners discover their interests and their passions and empowers them to choose the educational pathway that can lead to success in high school, college, and career.

The Wisconsin Regional Career Pathways (RCP) approach is a statewide effort to deliver high-quality career pathways in high schools that reflect the needs and vision of a regional collaborative group of employers, education, and economic and workforce development. 

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources career cluster
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications career cluster
Education & Training career cluster
Government & Public Administration career cluster
Hospitality & Tourism career cluster
Information Technology career cluster
Marketing, Sales & Service career cluster
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics career clusters
Architecture & Construction career cluster
Business Management & Administration career cluster
Finance career cluster
Health Science career cluster
Human Services career cluster
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security career cluster
Manufacturing career cluster
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics career cluster